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PGA to Honor STAN LEE with 2012 VANGUARD AWARD

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 9, 2011) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that internationally acclaimed comic book legend Stan Lee will...

Morgan Freeman to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award

Yes, Morgan Freeman is this year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and it's a very solid choice to me.  Here's what The Hollywood Reporter had...

Statement Released from the Academy about Ratner!

Read the Press Release: Beverly Hills, CA (November 8, 2011) – This morning, Brett Ratner submitted his resignation as a producer of the 84th annual Academy...

Brett Ratner OUT as Producer of Academy Awards

via Twitter.  More details to come. This is huge.

Box Office Final: “Puss In Boots” Fights Off The Competition…

In box office prognostication, sometimes the only thing ever for sure...is that nothing is ever for sure.  No one anticipated that DreamWorks’ “Puss In...

Ricky Gervais coming back to host the Golden Globes!

I know people are very mixed on Ricky Gervais and his style of hosting, but I never really care much who hosts a show,...

What are we to make of Hugo’s Oscar chances?

I remain skeptical that Martin Scorsese's new film 'Hugo' will be a major player with the Academy.  I think that below the line tech...

European Film Award Nominations!

The full list can be found here, but these are the major ones: EUROPEAN FILM 2011 THE ARTIST, France LE GAMIN AU VELO (The Kid with a...

First J. Edgar Reviews Hit!

Clint Eastwood's new film J. Edgar has screened and been reacted to, and the response...decidedly mixed.  Most seem to praise Leonardo DiCaprio for his...

BREAKING! 18 Animated Features Qualify For The Oscar

It would appear that "The Adventures Of Tintin" has qualified and more intriguingly, the potential exists for 5 nominees this year!  The information below...

Will Fox actually mount a campaign for Andy Serkis?

-An update to this story is yes, Fox will be waging a campaign for Serkis.- Original article:  Buried within a Deadline article about Andy Serkis...

MPAA Ratings Bulletin No. 2196 (11/2/11)

As a continuing feature here at Awards Circuit, here are the latest ratings provided by the MPAA Ratings Board – The Classification and Ratings...

R.I.P. Gil Cates

A belated obituary (my apologies)...here's the profile from the Los Angeles Times: Gil Cates, the Hollywood showman who transformed the annual Academy Awards telecast from a...

What’s the first word on Steven Spielberg’s War Horse?

  The very first words are coming in on War Horse, and while they're not much to go on, anything is more than we've had...

“Blair Witch Director” Director Supports “Ninjas vs. Monsters”

Read the Press Release: Warrenton, VA  (November 1st, 2011) − Legendary "Blair Witch Project" co-director Eduardo Sanchez wants you to take notice of a group of...

Terrence Malick has TWO MORE FILMS shooting next year!

Terrence Malick notoriously takes a long time between films, so the mere fact that Malick seemed to be working on two new films since...

John Lasseter Gets Name on Hollywood Walk of Fame!

The acclaimed animated filmmaker got his name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today.  Congratulations!

PGA to Honor DON MISCHER w/ 2012 NORMAN LEAR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in Television!

Read the Press Release: LOS ANGELES, CA (October 31, 2011) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that award-winning live event producer and...

Queen Latifah will Host New Syndicated Talk Show!

Read the press release: Los Angeles, CA (October 31, 2011) – Overbrook Entertainment and Flavor Unit Entertainment announced today that they will be partnering with...

British Independent Film Nominations!

Here is the full list of nominations: BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM SENNA SHAME TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY TYRANNOSAUR WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN BEST DIRECTOR Ben Wheatley – KILL LIST Steve McQueen...

Massive Oscar Tracker Update!

With the recent announcements of Keira Knightley from David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method being campaigned in the Lead Actress category and every actor from...

Charlie Sheen’s ‘Anger Management’ Gets Picked Up!

The Warlock is back. According to Deadline: Charlie Sheen’s new sitcom Anger Management has landed at FX with an initial order for 10 episodes for a...

Rampart gets an Oscar-qualifying run on November 23!

I very much enjoyed 'Rampart' at an early screening back last month, and while it never had a firm release date, it always seemed...

MPAA Ratings Bulletin: No. 2195 (10/26/11)

As a continuing feature here at Awards Circuit, here are the latest ratings provided by the MPAA Ratings Board – The Classification and Ratings...

Shame gets its expected NC-17 rating…

Not that anyone is surprised, but the MPAA officially handed down their rating for Steve McQueen's controversial new film Shame, and ladies and gents...it's...

Box Office Final: “Paranormal Activity 3” Re-Writes History…

"Paranormal Activity 3"'s victory at the weekend's box office was about as easy and obvious a prediction as anyone could make.  The horror movie...

Cross ‘360’ off from your 2011 contenders chart…

Magnolia Pictures has just acquired the ensemble pic '360' and will not be putting it out in 2011.  Guess it's now one of our...

Desplat to Score “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Read the press release: (LOS ANGELES, CA) Acclaimed composer Alexandre Desplat has signed on to score the drama “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” for Paramount....

Studio FYC Sites are LIVE

Some studios have made their 2011 Awards or For Your Consideration sites LIVE.  They're up and running and it's so fun to look at...

New York Film Critics Circle shakes up the Precursor Schedule…

Traditionally, the start of every precursor season has been the nominations for the Gotham Awards (coming in one of the next few posts actually,...

Gotham Award Nominations!

Here you go: Best Feature: Beginners Mike Mills, director; Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Miranda de Pencier, Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen, producers (Focus Features) The Descendants Alexander Payne, director;...

MPAA Ratings Bulletin: No. 2194 (10/19/11)

As a continuing feature here at Awards Circuit, here are the latest ratings provided by the MPAA Ratings Board – The Classification and Ratings...

Mark Harris on Oscar rules that need to change…

The Academy is far from perfect, we all know that.  I'm sure eacb of us would like to propose a few rules changes ourselves...personally,...

Box Office Final: “Real Steel” Defends The Title…

Delivering a Sunday night knockout punch to the spirited dancing of its competition, "Real Steel" held off the vibrant remake "Footloose" to retain its...

Fincher explains why Johansson isn’t his Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Back when auditions were going on for David Fincher's remake of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' were going on, lots of compelling names...

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